Southridge does an excellent job of providing a solid education for the core cirriculum which is reflected not only by high MSP scores but also by success in acedemic competitions. For 2012, SR 4th grade team placed 4th in the state math competition and the 6th grade team placed 3rd ! The teachers are excellent and care about student's progress. They have a "HC" program to challenge gifted students. The only improvement that I can think of is to establish a program for advanced math but this is more an adminstrative decision. The recent bond approval will improve the facilities and hopefully free up some funding for more challenging programs.
Southridge Elementary has proven to be an outstanding school! The staff and teachers truly care about every student and do above and beyond to help each child succeed. My son enjoys this school and is returning this year as a 2nd grade student. The curriculum is appropriately challenging and I have watched my child blossom since he has attended school here. Friendly staff, happy children, and above all, the passion to educate is why we love Southridge!
Our family had mixed reviews of this school our children attended during fall 2010. The physical plant is somewhat depressing with old equipment and buildings that aren't in the best repair. Some systems are in conflict with other S.R. systems. For example, classroom teachers have policies and procedures about how to communicate about absences and how the kids get home that don't always jibe with "the office." Staff and principal say they are interested in questions and concerns, but when brought to their attention are not discussed - just dismissed. Our kids did have good instruction by their teachers, although they struggle with high class sizes and lack of in-classroom assistance. Specifically not impressed by the new principal who has not demonstrated leadership. Also not with the over-the-top response to last year's child safety issues elsewhere. All children now leave the school as soon as the bell rings, leaving a ghost town.
South Ridge is a great school, I went there K-6th grade and I absolutely loved that school. My son will be starting Kindergarten next school year. All of the teachers are fun and nice. I still keep in touch with a few teachers.
five stars great school great teachers great people the lady who directs traffic dailyis great i appologize for not knowing her name but she is awesome! & the principal & teachers cross with each kid to there parents car to ensure their safety. way to go southridge!! love you
My son is in the first grade at South Ridge. The leadership is so great that the teachers are happy and it seems like the staff works like a well oiled machine. When you walk in you see everyone smiling and enjoying the day.
I am a very satisfied parent. My son is learning so much in a short amount of time.
Love the principal. This is our second year at South Ridge. We are overall very happy. Amazing parent participation.
This school is fantastic, my daughter started kindergarten this year and has enjoyed every minute of learning. She enjoys doing her homework and learning to read. I volunteer in the kindergarten class and have seen how well the kids interact with eachother and their teacher. There is always a positive learning atmospher with lots of room for growth and positive renforcement. I'm very pleased with the teachers and principal at this school.
I love the Ridgefiled Educational system . They are so great with all of the children and there exspectations are set high for the children , but if the children need help in some areas then there is always someone there to help the children. The community is a great part of these childrens lives. Exspecially if some children can't afford some certain things that other children Like Thanksgiving , Christmas or some trips ...This small community takes care of there own... and I love the school system... My daughter first had poor grades and now is doing so well..... Signed by a Parent of 2 children atteding 2 different schools in the Ridgefield Community
Excellent School, teachers are top notch, Prinipal is amazing, kids are really number 1 in this school. The school has a fun and dynamic PE program, a school band and art and music classes. Extracurricular activities include a top rated chess club, science nights and an unbelievable 6th grade musical production. The PTA has developed an extraordinary program that includes parent participation in the classroom. Through innovative, fun and exciting fund raises, the PTA has purchased equipment to improve classroom instruction as well as a rock wall that extends a good length of the gym. The kids love it here.
Great principal, nice small-town feel. Academics hit or miss. Have had both great and fair teachers at South Ridge. 6th grade offers a lot of fun activities for students. Strong, active PTO.
Wonderful learning experience for our kids. Staff is a great role model for our kids. Highly Capable program is fantastic.
the school does many fun and interesting activities. it is a great learning place, with great and nice people.
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